Andrea Corr, front woman of Irish band The Corrs, will publish her memoir, Barefoot Pilgrimage, this October and it has been described as "an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father".

Andrea, Jim, Sharon and Caroline Corr

According to publishers HarperCollins, who acquired World Rights to the book from Corr and her management, "Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir in part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; in part, a reflection on an unlikely journey with her siblings through the music industry; in part, a meditation on family, on music, and on creativity; and, in part, a shout-out for love and for hope."

Gerry Corr, the father of Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim Corr and husband to the late Jean, passed away in April 2015 at age of 82. The Corrs performed together for the first time in a decade, following their decision to go on hiatus in 2005, at his funeral mass in Dundalk.

The book from first time author Corr is Illustrated with personal photographs and with original poems interspersed throughout the text and has been called "a very personal - at times very funny, at times deeply moving - book from an iconic figure in popular music."

Dundalk native Andrea Corr achieved global success with her three elder siblings. As an actor, she has played parts on the screen and the stage, including roles in The Commitments, Evita and The Boys & Girl from County Clare. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Andrea Corr

Andrea says: ‘I am delighted to be publishing a book with HarperCollins and thank them for believing in me, a novice in this book world, with my memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage.’

Eoin McHugh, Publishing Director, HarperCollins in Ireland says: ‘It’s really wonderful to have the opportunity to publish Andrea’s very special memoir - a labour of love which tells a compelling story about family and music, about loss, and about creativity.’